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  • On Mar 12, 2024
    Jacinda from WI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When should I start booking a Disney cruise

    Anchors aweigh, Jacinda, and welcome to planDisney!

    I'm so glad you brought your question to us.

    I think any time is a good time to plan a Disney Cruise Line vacation, but let's talk about the best time. For the best selection of staterooms, and often the best fares, you should book as soon as itineraries are released. Itineraries are typically announced a few months at a time about 15-18 months in advance. For example, Summer 2025 cruises were announced in March 2024, and September to December cruises are often released in May of the previous year. So, depending on what time of year you would like to cruise, keep that timeline in mind.

    New itineraries are announced on the Disney Cruise Line Instagram account and the Disney Parks Blog. You can also sign up to receive email communications from Disney Cruise Line by creating an account.  Sign in to your account, click on your name, and scroll down to Communication Preferences. From there, select "Manage your email subscriptions" and select your preferences. Before you know it, you will have your wishlist filled with cruises!

    Jacinda, if you want to learn more about each of the Disney Cruise Line ships, check out the planDisney Pocket Guides for Disney Cruise Line, or the Disney Cruise Line website. And if you have other questions or need some tips for making the most of your vacation, please write back to us here at planDisney!

    Wishing you many magical memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Shannon, Georgia

Hi! I'm a dreamer and doer who loves exploring the big blue world! My love for Disney began at Walt Disney World Resort and after my first Disney Cruise Line vacation I was hooked. I especially enjoy the ships' adult-exclusive spaces and activities while experiencing the magic only Disney can create. A Land and Sea vacation combining an action-packed Walt Disney World Resort visit and a relaxing Disney Cruise Line voyage is my favorite way to do Disney. I can't wait to help you create your magical memories! Learn More About Shannon

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